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RN I-Community Health Services - Visiting Nurse Association

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewWe are looking for a full-time RN to work at the Visiting Nurse Association in Dubuuqe. Work hours will be days, Monday - Friday, for 64 hours per pay period. There are no nights or weekends.Maintains direct day to day program responsibility and is the program contact for Iowa Department of Public Health. As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.Why UnityPoint Health? Commitment to our Team - We've been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker's Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. Benefits - Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. Development - We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose-to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.

ResponsibilitiesClinical Excellence/Patient Care Complies with all federal and state regulations in response to all Iowa Department of Public Health funding including but not limited to administration, client services, nutrition education, vaccinations, public health nursing, and lead testing. Collaborates with and refer participants to other programs. This includes, but is not limited to, programs WIC clinics are co-located with, other programs/partnerships, and referral organizations within the community. Implements quality improvement activities that focus on strategies that raise the level of quality, aim to improve the program, avoid attributing blame, and work to create a system that increases efficiency and effectiveness of outcomes. Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient's care. Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care. Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area. Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare providers and hold them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care. Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.Development & Patient Education Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research. Promotes outreach strategies that align with Iowa Department of Public Health programs including public health services, vaccinations, lead testing, and other nursing programs and practices. Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient's and their families' age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension. Consults appropriate resources within the hospital and community to provide specialized education. Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.Basic UPH Performance Criteria Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines. Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance. Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position. Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare. Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year. Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.QualificationsMinimum RequirementsIdentify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.Preferred or SpecializedNot required to perform the essential functions of the position.Education:Graduate of accredited nursing programBSN degreeExperience:One (1) year of public and/or community health experience.License(s)/Certification(s):Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.Multicultural sensitivity.Microsoft Office - basic computer skills.Customer/patient focused.Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.Leadership skills.Interpersonal skills.Other:Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.Work may occasionally require travel to Des Moines. May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle.

Keywords: UnityPoint Health, Dubuque , RN I-Community Health Services - Visiting Nurse Association, Healthcare , Dubuque, Iowa

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